chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Barrel Republic.
Appearance: Deep red-brown with a semi-durable head that leaves minimal lacing.
Aroma: very fruity and somewhat tart, with a suggestion of lambic ale.
Flavor: Mild-moderate tartness; loads of hop flavor; some appreciated medium and sweet malt balance. Bitterness peak mid-taste rather than in hte finish or aftertaste.
Feel: Light-medium body with good carbonation. Slightly astringent.
O: Good introductory or session Flanders Red.
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Daily Growler. Murky reddish-brown color with a medium thin foamy off-white head that dissipates quickly to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sour fruits and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of tart fruit, vinegar and earthy malt. The finish is soapy and sour with a fruity aftertaste. Missed the mark, pretty average overall.
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh...I always thought sour meant good but this wasn’t that good. Worst part was the aroma. There was a slight sulfur smell with notes of burnt malt. Pour was a nice enough dark red with a one finger off white head. Taste was like a weak sour beer. Good, but not as intense or flavorful as most. Sour cherry, cardboard, vinegar and sour candy are the big flavors. Nice strong carbonation keeps the beer alive. Sour finish. As it warmed the sourness came out more.
DialSquare (2498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5oz tap at the Daily Growler. Deep brown pour with minimal off-white head. Aroma of light apple and funk. Tastes are dark fruit, grape, green apple, vinegar - everything a little weak, including the sour.
illidurit (2113) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours muddy brown with an ecru head. Aroma has some slight grapey sweetness, bland bready malt. Flavor lacks the tartness the style requires, opting instead for a slightly roasty malty base with a bit of grape and cherry.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap. amber orange with small head. tart cherries with a bit of balsamic. just a hint of some cardboard, but otherwise well done.
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[ Keg ][ Brewbies 2014 ][ 4oz ][ Brewbies Flared Mini Pint ][ Free ][ 3/1/14 ]
>> Cloudy orange pour with weak foam. Nose is sweet, big off flavors of extreme sweet popsicle, massive sugar. Taste is sour, fairly clean at first, salty, but then goes dusty, lime, papery, harsh.
Ferris (2897) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Sweet caramel candy and some balsamic. Cloudy orange with a thin head. Sweet caramel and some slight tartness. No cherry or real sour notes, not great.
bhensonb (10694) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours bright copper with a fizzy beige head. Sour aroma. Perhaps a bit sulphury. Med minus body. It’s certainly and sharply sour. There does seem to be a little red berry. It’s certainly sour right to the end. Just a bit lacking in decipherable flavors.
marcus (6304) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours reddish brown with a huge beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a very sour caramel malt flavor with little else to it.